South Dakota State hosts world's largest pillow fight

Monday November 24th, 2014

South Dakota State University hosted rival South Dakota on Saturday, but there was another, more playful, battle that occurred at the end of the first quarter when NSYNC's Joey Fatone and Super 8 motels led the crowd in setting a world record for largest pillow fight.

Jay Pickthorn/Super 8

Over 4,500 people joined in on the bedding battle at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, a total that was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pillow fight in history, easily breaking the previous record of 4,200.

Jay Pickthorn/Super 8

The event is part of Super 8's 40th anniversary celebration and the economy hotel chain chose the SDSU Jackrabbits due to the schools proximity to Aberdeen, S.D., site of the first of the chain's more than 2,400 locations.

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In addition to playing host to a new world record, the Jackrabbits also grabbed a 37-14 victory of South Dakota.

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